A Guidance Story

A Guidance Story

Yesterday a friend of mine came over to walk our dogs together on the land to help my puppy, Goon. See Goon struggles with meeting new dogs. She shows fearfulness at first when she SEES a new dog. Note that the SEE is important. But once she calms, she starts to use...

The Do’s and Dont’s of Quarantine with Your Pet

The Do’s and Dont’s of Quarantine with Your Pet

With everything being shut down around us, humans are starting to get a little stir crazy, so most of you have turned to trying to amuse your dog. Some are having success while others, others being dogs, really don’t want to pick-up what you’re laying down. So here...

The Problem Between Owner and Pet

The Problem Between Owner and Pet

There are multiple reasons why a dog and owner struggle to find harmony in their relationship. Sometimes it’s just the wrong fit, be it personality or breed. Sometimes it’s medical reasons, but most of the time it stems from a frustrated relationship. I have found...

The Furniture Debate

The Furniture Debate

Allowing pets on the furniture There’s a point during a consultation with a client where they’ll sigh and reprimand themselves for allowing their dog on the furniture. They’ll go on how they’re bad owners and that they’re the reason for their dog’s bad behavior. While...

Crate Training

Crate Training

It must be puppy season or something, because the amount of destroyed crate pictures I’m scrolling through on my timeline is astounding. It’s so astounding that I broke out my good ol’ laptop to write up a quick blurb on how to keep your dog and house safe from each...

Loose Leash Walking for the Human

Loose Leash Walking for the Human

Training tip for the day is all about you and how you handle the leash. I often find owners in a game of tug-a-war with their dog when it comes to walking them on the leash. They’re tensed, pulling back, have the leash wrapped around their hand 50 million...

Teaching Boundaries

Teaching Boundaries

Teaching boundaries. Teaching your dog to get out of the kitchen when asked or to respect a piece of furniture is a fairly easy task for your dog to understand...if you’re consistent. How I teach my dogs these daily cues is by first deciding on the boundary and being...

Teaching Your Dog to Come

Teaching Your Dog to Come

Teaching your dog to come when called. Recall is one of the most important things to teach your pup as it can save you and him a lot of trouble and heartbreak. A lot folks struggle with this command because one or two things they either a.) bribe the animal with some...

Introducing a New Dog

Introducing a New Dog

Tis the season for bringing in a new furry bundle of joy in your home. Everyone seems to be in love with the new family member. That is everyone except your current dog. You let the new puppy roam around the house freely. Claiming the comfiest spot on the floor and...

Housebreaking Tips and Tricks

Housebreaking Tips and Tricks

If they eat, take them out. If they wake up, take them out. If they just got done playing, take them out. So you bought a new puppy and the first thing he does as soon as he walks into your home is pee on the floor. You feel a tinge of anger creep in, but it’s a new...

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